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David Burchell in The Australian and Peter Foster in the National Post.

(Via Murph and Diogene Borealis)

Posted by Tim B. on 03/27/2008 at 10:53 AM
    1. Voices of reason and sense.  I hope they can be heard over the howling of the encroaching wilderness.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2008 03 27 at 11:15 AM • permalink


    1. Light, both natural and artificial, has traditionally been associated with The Good.

      Hey! What about The Shadow?

      Posted by Burbank on 2008 03 27 at 11:21 AM • permalink


    1. Good articles though. The characterisation of the local parties is pretty good and underlines why most of us would run screaming for the hills if someone invited us to one of their meetings.

      Posted by Burbank on 2008 03 27 at 11:23 AM • permalink


    1. So get ready, as the Aussies say, to “splash your boots.”

      So that’s how you got the link to Foster’s (no pun intended) column, Tim: googling for Australianism in the foreign press!

      BTW, “take back the night” is a slogan used by Canada’s harpies feminists during an annual nighttime march against violence against women. (Although they’re probably copying US ones–our Left hasn’t had an original idea, no matter how bad but at least original, since the ‘50s.)

      Posted by andycanuck on 2008 03 27 at 11:49 AM • permalink


    1. #4, andycanuck, you’re right.  “Take back the night” has been a slogan of feminist protest groups on university campuses for at least a decade, or longer.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2008 03 27 at 12:30 PM • permalink


    1. #3 The weed of crime bears bitter fruit, smart aleck.
      Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?THE SHADOW KNOWS!

      Posted by formerly Huck Foley on 2008 03 27 at 03:49 PM • permalink


    1. Note the quote in the Cannadian article from WWF Australia’s advertising team:-

      Leo Burnet’s chairman, Nigel Marsh, demonstrated his skill both in semantic perversion and moral obfuscation when he declared: “I’m an optimist about climate change. The human race eventually abolished slavery and gave women the vote. We eventually work it out.”

      Compare this with the rantings of Perth Indymedia in the item below :-

      “In this age of climate change, it is becoming clear that just like the suffragettes and civil rights advocates, governments are not going to solve the problems of the 21st century for us,”

      They are all individuals, aren’t they!  (shrill voice from Seza =”I’m not!”)

      Posted by SezaGeoff on 2008 03 27 at 05:59 PM • permalink


    1. Peter Foster’s rehab is going fine then ?

      Posted by Pickles on 2008 03 27 at 07:02 PM • permalink


  1. Hear hear. WWF lost its way years ago. Now it exists, like Greenpeace, for the sole benefit of those at the top. If they were serious about stopping unnecessary waste of the world’s resources, they would abolish themselves immediately.

    Posted by Contrail on 2008 03 27 at 08:40 PM • permalink